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Can a Chin Implant Improve Your Overall Facial Harmony? Rochester Facial Plastic Surgeon Says, “Yes!”

Chin Implant in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NYChin implants are gaining popularity amongst plastic surgery patients. One of the top concerns is how the devices may affect a patient’s smile. Augmentation to the face has localized effects, such as giving a person a more pronounced chin and defined profile in relation to nasal projection, but may also affect other factors, such as facial harmony and lip shape and position.

Considerations for Proper Chin Implant Positioning

The surgical plan for chin implant surgery should consider individual anatomy of the patient, such as:

  • Width and depth of the labiomental fold, which is the section of tissue that begins at the lower edge of the bottom lip and extends to the indentation at the beginning of the chin
  • Vertical height and width of the chin

These factors are considered during the physical examination of the patient and should be included in discussions about the outcomes of chin implant surgery.

Understanding the Outcomes of Chin Implant Surgery

All surgery carries risk, but the skill and experience of the surgeon is key to successful chin implant surgery and the alleviation of potential complications. Patients who are considering chin implants should research the surgeon’s expertise, training and education. Plastic surgeons who specialize in facial procedures are more likely to have the extensive experience that is needed for chin implants.

Many plastic surgeons offer before and after photos of their work. Patients who are considering chin implants should assess more than the chin area. Facial harmony and changes to the mouth area should be evaluated with frontal and profile views of the images.

The plastic surgeon should provide a thorough explanation of how the implants will change appropriate aspects of the face, chin and mouth area. Patients should inquire about any concerns, including how the procedure may affect the smile and other functions, such as eating and talking. This exchange allows patients to make an informed decision and allows the plastic surgeon to better assess the appropriateness of the procedure.

Are You Considering Chin Implants? Contact Natural Face Clinics.

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sang W. Kim, offers chin implants for residents of Rochester and surrounding areas of New York. To learn more, contact us to schedule a consultation.




Dr. Sang W. Kim

Harvard Trained, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Sang W Kim, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, nasal/sinus surgery, and hair restoration surgery.

I was working in Central New York and had an upcoming event and needed to get 2 areas of Dystport done. They were able to accommodate my schedule( as it was short notice) Dr. Kim’s entire staff was so friendly and welcoming!! During the procedure , even Nurse Dan held my hand and kept me smiling the whole time!! I was incredibly impressed with Dr Kim as he made sure he took the time to explain the process as well as not “ being rushed” something I have experienced with previous Doctors. I live in Florida but will be seeing Dr Kim from now on, and will be recommending their office to my fellow New Yorkers! It’s been almost 2 weeks since my appointment and the results are amazing!!! So happy! Thank you so much Dr Kim, Mary and the rest of the staff !

- michele goodwin

Dr. Kim is a world-class facial plastic surgeon. I’ve been to the top surgeons in the country from Beverly Hills to Miami and I found Dr. Kim to be superior. His face and neck lift were flawless and so natural that no one could tell I had anything done, but everyone said I looked ten years younger. As Syracuse is a discreet location, I would highly recommend anyone who wants a top notch face and neck lift to fly in. His bedside manner is as fantastic as his work. I can’t recommend Dr. Kim enough. I think he is the best Facial plastic surgeon in the country.

- Shelly Cohen

I am very happy with Dr. Kim and all of his staff. Not only did I have a surgical procedure done but I also go there every week for allergy shots and they couldn't be nicer. And Dr. Kim is awesome - - great bedside manner! I highly recommend them!!!

- Sheila Guenette

57 years old and wanted to start my new path in life retired...not looking tired! I did extensive research and sought out 5 surgeon recommendations. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Sang Kim for several reasons: 1 - He specialized in and only performs /neck surgeries, 2 - Dr. Kim is younger and probably more newly established, but there was no doubt that he is a perfectionist and a professional in his field, 3 - He is patient and really listens. I felt confident and trusted that he was giving me his best recommendation for my concerns, 4 - He didn't try to push unnecessary or extra procedures, 5 - I was impressed by how obvious it was that Dr. Kim's administrative and medical staff liked him and respected his work. But most of all, I am extremely satisfied with the results of my face lift!

- Shannon F

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kim. He is the most patient, professional, and personable physician I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Instead of being rushed through the practice, every member of his staff made me feel welcome and important from the moment I walked through the door. He wouldn't perform a single procedure on me until he fully answered every minute question I had (all of which he eloquently and candidly answered); you can tell that his formal training was exceptional. His bedside manner and skilled technique easily make him one of the best kept secrets in Syracuse. I have referred numerous friends to him who have also, in turn, referred their friends. Make the consult and see for yourself... you won't be disappointed!

- Deanna Hillman

Dr. Kim and his staff were incredible. I had a face lift done this past summer and I was treated with dignity and respect by everyone. Dr. Kim is an exceptional surgeon and one of the nicest and kindest doctors I have ever met. I had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his entire staff. I recently went back to Dr. Kim for injections. Again my experience was wonderful. He explains everything he is going to do and what to expect. I didn't bruise and I love the fact that he doesn't overdo. He and his staff are just incredible. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

- Debbie Ely

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